Hot Dougs: The Movie

Friday May 15th 6:30 p.m.

Hot Dougs: The Movie is a documentary that looks into a unique cultural and culinary institution in Chicago that grew from Doug Sohn’s desire to create a better hot dog. Named by Anthony Bourdain as ‘one of the 13 places to eat before you die’, Hot Doug’s pioneered gourmet casual in the most wonderful ways.


Doug Sohn of Biker Jim’s Gourmet Dogs.

Jim Pittinger of Biker Jim’s Gourmet Dogs.


If a restaurant offers its own delivery service, we suggest that you select it over third-party services. That option helps them more financially. If you do not purchase a meal, please consider purchasing a gift card. Gift cards help restaurants survive and give you a meal to look forward to.

Gourmet hot dog takeout/delivery meals will be available from:

Mustard’s Last Stand

Biker Jim’s Gourmet Dogs


LuLu’s Barbeque

Howdy All-American Pilsner will be available for takeout at all The Post Brewing Co. restaurants(Boulder, Lafayette, Longmont, Rosedale)–smooth, drinkable, and finishes crisp and clean. Cuts through the unctuousness of a good hot dog.

Recipes for Home Cooks

You can find spices for recipes from our sponsor Savory Spice Shop in Boulder, which is providing curbside pickup from Thursday to Saturday, 10am-6pm by phone, email, or online order.

We recommend getting hot dogs from River Bear American Meats who are a Denver-based company owned by Chef Justin Brunson that uses old world techniques to make new world fresh and cured meats. The team only sources from family farmers who raise their animals the right way—the humane way. All of River Bear’s pork products are antibiotic-free, and all the company’s products are hormone-free and made with no junk and no fillers. Just the family farm-raised, hand-trimmed good stuff.

How Dinner and a Movie works

Each Dinner and a Movie event will consist of:

  • A featured food film available to stream online
  • Specific recommended meals related to the film that viewers can order, pick up or have delivered, and eat while watching the movie
  • For home cooks: Suggested Savory Spice Shop recipes for dishes to be made and paired with the film
  • Speakers for a film introduction and post-film discussion via Zoom
  • A $5 viewing fee

We’ll stream a movie every Friday, including some past favorites from previous festivals. The EventBrite event description will contain all event details, including featured restaurant and recipe information. As new information comes in, such as new restaurants or dinner details, we will add it to the EventBrite and Festival Facebook pages.

Approximately one hour before the event, all participants will receive an email with access information for the streaming film as well as for the live film introduction and post-film discussion and Q&A on Zoom. Participants will start watching, and eating together, at 6:30 p.m. (MST). Those who can’t join the live presentation can still access the film and recorded post-film discussion until 12:30 a.m. (MST)  the next morning, Saturday.

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